12-10-2016  12:28 pm      •     

        Enola Aird 

Portland's Community Healing Network presents Community Healing Days Oct. 14, 15 and 16 at the June Key Delta Community Center, 5940 N. Albina.

The event is part of the national Community Healing Days, designed to put "time for healing" on the Black agenda and mobilize Black people to overcome the lie of Black inferiority—a root cause of many of the problems facing the Black community.

"These new partnerships," said the network's national president Enola G. Aird, "are crucial steps on the road to Community Healing Networks' goal of building a nationwide grassroots network of self-help groups focused on emotional emancipation and healing by 2019—so that, as a people, we will see ourselves in a whole new light by the year 2020."

Sponsored by People Celebrating People, Healing Days was started in 2008 when the reality of the lingering impact of slavery and racism was acknowledged in Congress. Both the House and Senate apologized for slavery and Jim Crow.

Renowned poet Dr. Maya Angelou, last year called on people everywhere to wear sky blue as a symbol of their commitment to emancipation from the myths of Black inferiority and White superiority. If you are interested in being in the White Superiority group mailto:kreate79@gmail.com

People in the Black community will meet to focus on strategies for overturning the lie of Black inferiority with community healing circles as people in the White community focus their energies on how to overturn the lie of White superiority.

The schedule includes:

Fri: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Movie night and book discussion (book this year Black Pain by Terrie Williams)

Sat: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. A morning walk or bike ride that will meet at Peninsula Park across from the June Key building 1 to 4:30 p.m. Healing Circle

Sun: 3pm A spiritual program, social time and debriefing

For more information visit http://www.communityhealingnet.org  or contact: Sheila Warren at 503-505-7060 mailto:simplysheilas@msn.com  

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